The next-generation Ricmotech load cell conversion kit for the G25, G27, G29, and Logitech G920 pedals is here. Want to improve your lap times? This Ricmotech load cell upgrade will help you get there by upgrading the brake pedal on your Logitech pedal set from a travel-sensitive, potentiometer-based pedal to a force-sensitive, based load cell pedal. Our unique combination of the 2-stage spring and precision load cell creates the proper exponentially progressive feel akin to a hydraulic brake pedal. An all-new feature we just added to this Logitech pedal upgrade dampens the return on the brake pedal to better replicate the feel of a hydraulic brake pedal. Now the pedal eases back up rather than snapping back like the original spring, while still releasing braking force to keep you fast on the track.
If you are looking for a soft and mushy brake pedal then this is not the load cell for you, but if you are looking for a Logitech pedal upgrade kit that has been engineered to replicate the feel and reaction of a real race car brake system then you have found it. The LC-27 load cell kit is designed to replicate the pedal travel and resistance of Formula 1, Daytona Prototypes, Formula Fords
and spec Miata braking systems to grant you the ultimate in realism. When the brake pedal is under mid to full braking load the pedal remains at a steady height to make heel-toe downshifting possible without upsetting the balance of the car.
To get the most from the Logitech pedal upgrades you should keep the following tips in mind. Your brake will now have a soft initial travel range followed by a very stiff range. The soft range replicates the travel of the brake pads before they make full contact with the brake rotors. This range will give you about 5% to 10% braking force (depending on your final brake calibration). Use this braking range to get the weight of the car to transfer to the front wheels without applying too much braking force. Once the vehicle's weight is on the front wheels you can apply more braking force without putting the car into an under-steer condition.
At this point, the brake will feel like you are pressing on a brick and will respond to how hard you press on it. This range replicates what happens after the brake pads are in full contact with the brake rotors and there is no further movement of the brake components. At this point, the brake pedal is near even height with the throttle pedal (except G25). This facilitates proper heel-toe downshifting since the brake is kept at the same height regardless of how much braking force you need to apply.
The Logitech pedal upgrade kit includes all the parts needed to complete the installation. The Ricmotech load cell, three-stage spring and rubber bumper assembly, insulators, wire management, and electronics will all fit inside your existing plastic spring housing to protect them from dust and debris. Only a small hole is required on your existing spring housing for the wiring as shown in the photos.
Detailed instructions are provided with photos taking you step-by-step through the process. No electronics skills are required to complete the conversion.
Unlike other Logitech pedal upgrade kits which utilize a load cell originally designed for use on a postal scale, the Ricmotech load cell in the LC27 upgrade kit is an industrial-grade load cell designed to withstand much higher loads at faster response times. The Ricmotech load cell is designed to have an unlimited life cycle and the accompanying components are designed to be equally as robust.
Ricmotech load cells are recommended to be used with a robust chassis that has an integrated seat. Using the load cell when the seat is not at a fixed distance from the pedals will result in awkward positioning and discomfort while driving. Ricmotech does not recommend using the load cell with wheel stands, office chairs, folding chairs, and the like. An outward "leg press" position works best.
Additional Features of Version 2
- Easier Installation
- Pedal configuration changes are no longer required in your PC Games
- Retains compatibility with all PlayStation and Xbox games that support the G25/G27/G29/G920 wheels
- Improved pedal travel over Verison 1
- Dampened pedal feels just like real brakes
The LC27 Ricmotech load cell pedal upgrade kit is not made by nor endorsed by Logitech. The Logitech name and the G25 and G27 pedals names are the property of the Logitech companies and are used for reference purposes only. Installation of this Logitech pedal upgrade kit by yourself or by Ricmotech voids the factory warranty on your Logitech pedal set.